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Local mom calls 911 on detective: 'The guy just dropped his pants'

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This is the area where police say they found the state police detective Tuesday afternoon. This is the area where police say they found the state police detective Tuesday afternoon.
Tiffany Smith // Photo courtesy: Clackamas COunty Sheriff's Office Tiffany Smith // Photo courtesy: Clackamas COunty Sheriff's Office

An Oregon State Police detective has been caught having sex with a prostitute while he was on duty, according to police.

A 911 call on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. reported a man and woman engaging in a sex act in the bushes off Southeast Johnson Creek Boulevard near 77th Court.

The woman who called 911 told Fox 12 she was at home with her daycare kids when she saw a man and woman walk into the empty lot across the street. That's when her 16-year-old son said, "Mom, the guy just dropped his pants."

"And I'm like, what? No," said Jennifer Stone.

Clackamas County deputies responded and made contact with the two suspects while they were still in the bushes.

Police said Detective Richard Narvaez met the woman in a nearby parking lot.

Narvaez, who is assigned as a detective to the Tribal Gaming Section in Salem, was on duty at the time but not in uniform. He was cited on a charge of patronizing a prostitute and public indecency, and has since been put on unpaid suspension leave pending the investigation.

Police said 32-year-old Tiffany Smith, of Portland, was arrested on charges of outstanding probation violation warrants, public indecency and prostitution.

Narvaez, 50, has worked for Oregon State Police for 23 years.

State police Superintendent Richard Evans said in a statement that Narvaez's arrest is a "rare incident" and shouldn't reflect on other Oregon State Police employees "who do things right and don't step outside of our laws and rules of ethics."

"We appreciate the quick response by the sheriff's office and will conduct our personnel investigation as their criminal investigation continues and the matter is adjudicated in court," Evans said.

Because Narvaez was cited and not booked into jail, no mug shot is available for him.

Stone said she's just glad the neighborhood children didn't see what happened.

"I think it's disgusting," she said. "I think it's stupid. Being in that profession, why would you screw up like this?"

Narvaez is expected to appear in court Sept. 5.

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